• Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

    Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated ...

    published: 11 Apr 2013
  • What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

    A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyist...

    published: 14 Aug 2014
  • New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

    Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!

    published: 13 Nov 2014
  • "Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

    -The American people elected Donald Trump because he was an outsider and not paid off by special interests, yet a team of corporate lobbyists will select his cabinet https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ --On the Bonus Show: Anti-Trump protests rage, Obama might push TPP before leaving office, methods for post-election self-care and much more... Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Support Our Sponsors: http://www.influencerbridge.com/davidpakman Facebook: http:...

    published: 11 Nov 2016
  • Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

    As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers... Read More At: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/13/politics/donald-trump-reince-priebus-white-house-chief-of-staff/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinsk...

    published: 14 Nov 2016
  • The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

    This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they leave with ready-to-pass bills. Neither ALEC nor the Georgia legislature would show us where the money comes from, or who it goes to.

    published: 21 May 2015
  • Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

    There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html

    published: 20 Sep 2012
  • Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

    Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/corporate-lobbyists-funnel-cash-house-democrats-amid-push-pass-trumps-business Support The Show On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seculartalk Here's Our Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20 Follow Kyle on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like the show on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com

    published: 22 Apr 2017
  • Corruption in America is Legal? Lobbyists and Corrupt Politicians

    Original Poster: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzgK52MmetD9aG8pDOID3g Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/de... 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/m... 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to... 4. Forbes Opinion, “The tax code is a hopeless complex, economy-suffocating mess,” 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfre...

    published: 24 Nov 2016
  • How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

    Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the ...

    published: 22 Mar 2014
  • How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

    Lobbying at the federal level is well understood and known, but lobbying at the state level is surging. Lobbyists tend to push forward corporate interests over citizens’ leading them to have an enormous influence on laws. You would be surprised at where certain companies are lobbying and how much influence they have. This and more on Redacted Tonight. Join the ‘Redactivist’ movement online... Subscribe to the Redacted Tonight YouTube channel for more comedy news with saber tooth tiger teeth: http://youtube.com/user/RedactedTonight Find Redacted Tonight on Facebook for source material about our stories and daily updates: http://facebook.com/RedactedTonight Follow us on Twitter for funny, informative info and to participate in our weekly ‘Redactivist’ hashtag: http://twitter.com/Redacted...

    published: 10 Apr 2016
  • Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

    Over 1,000 lobbyists come and go in the German Parliament. Many of them are corporate lobbyists who seek to directly influence policy decisions. How much lobbying is too much lobbying? For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/watchdog-criticizes-lax-anti-lobbying-rules-for-eu-politicians/a-37360781

    published: 15 Mar 2017
  • Corporate Lobbyists Dominate EU Innovation Conference

    Several dozen corporate lobbyists, including representatives of oil companies like Shell and chemicals makers like BASF, were invited to the European parliament on Tuesday as the parliament opened its doors for a conference on innovation. After the obvious failure of the Lisbon Process, which attempted to turn Europe into's the world's most competitive economy by 2010, the EU now is preparing for a major revision of its approach to innovation. A formal commission proposal is expected to appear during 2010. From the EU Parliament website: On 13th and 14th October, the European Parliament will have nothing but innovation on its mind. The conference "Knowledge 4 Innovation Summit" and exhibition will feature workshops and special events that involve students and innovation-mind organisat...

    published: 13 Oct 2009
  • Dean Gus Speth on the Influence of lobbyists

    Corporate executives are sometimes good people caught in a bad system. Question: What will reduce the influence of lobbyists? Gus Speth: Well I think, you know, the--- get this right. Last year, in Washington lobbyist spent $3 billion to get what they wanted out of the congress and out of the White House. We really have to focus on political reform. The reform of lobbying, the reform of our elections and--- but there's no way to do it I think unless we--- unless people are mobilized. I think we need a popular movement in the country to drive these changes. I think it involves effusion of those that are concerned about environment, those that are concerned about environment, those that are concerned about social justice, and those concerned about political form. And we need to bring these...

    published: 24 Apr 2012
  • Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

    Watch more at http://www.theyoungturks.com

    published: 14 Feb 2009
  • Nick Abbot: Theresa May’s new Biz'nis tariffs for corporate lobbyists

    As Nick says in this opening segment of his fabulous show. It's cash for influence and dodgy dealings in the back rooms of Whitehall. For a mere three grand plus a Ministerial gimp of your choice thrown in, Mrs M will take you in hand with a view to firming up your endowment, enlarging your lump sum and guaranteeing a bulge in corporate profits for this fiscal year. Money talks folks, when you're being lobbied.. Nick Abbot: Friday & Saturday Nights 10pm

    published: 19 Sep 2016
Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

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  • Updated: 11 Apr 2013
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Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated the outrageous extent that corporate cronyism prevails in the U.S. government. Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), and Steve Bannon, Breitbart News' Executive Chairman, made a compelling case that corporate fat cats have never had it so good in America, regardless of which party is in charge. Some provocative facts: Every dollar that corporations spent on lobbyists yielded a $220 return, according to a study released in 2004. That is a 22,000% return on investment. 50% of corporations now have an ex-politician on their boards. 30 major corporations spend more on lobbyists than they pay on taxes. Washington D.C. suburbs contain the three richest counties in the United States and 7 of the 10 richest counties. Green energy leader General Electric spends $100,000 every single day to influence and lobby Congress. Half of the Republican members who came to Congress in the famed 1994 "Contract with America" revolution have become lobbyists after leaving Congress. Fox is not the only media corporation to expose such complicity between big government and Wall Street; but it is one of the few media outlets that puts sufficient emphasis on government as the prime mover in the corrupt relationship. It is worth pointing out that the progressive point-of-view that comes through on networks like NBC does not mitigate the problem, but only makes it worse. Without government's power to coerce taxpayers to fund bailouts, pay for corporate and union graft in the form of "stimulus," and subsidize low interest rates and Wall Street booms through monetary inflation, which hurts poor people the most, corporations would be toothless enterprises. They would be forced by the market to offer goods and services at affordable rates or else go bankrupt. Big government is thus the main problem.
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

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  • Updated: 14 Aug 2014
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A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyists have too much power and are least likely to say the same about the military." National Conference of State Legislatures http://www.ncsl.org/research/ethics/lobbyist-regulation.aspx Lobbyist Regulation Measuring Rates of Return for Lobbying Expenditures: An Empirical Case Study of Tax Breaks for Multinational Corporations http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1375082 "In this paper we use audited corporate tax disclosures relating to a tax holiday on repatriated earnings created by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to examine the return on lobbying." Lobbying for the Greater Good http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/lobbying-for-the-greater-good/ "Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million." For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99% http://publicampaign.org/sites/default/files/ReportTaxDodgerLobbyingDec6.pdf "Amidst a growing federal deficit and widespread economic insecurity for most Americans, some of the largest corporations in the country have avoided paying their fair share in taxes while spending millions to lobby Congress and influence elections." So Who's a Lobbyist http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/opinion/so-whos-a-lobbyist.html?_r=0 Under the federal lobbying law, Newt Gingrich can legitimately claim that he is not a lobbyist. Obama Transition announces rules for lobbyists in Transition http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/obama_transition_announces_rules_for_lobbyists_in_transition/ During a briefing today at the Presidential Transition Team headquarters, Obama Transition Co-Chair John Podesta announced the strictest and most far reaching ethics rules of any transition team in history. Obama slams lobbyists, then hires a lobbyist to help promote Obamacare http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/14/administration-changed-its-tune-hired-lobbying-fir/?page=all "On the campaign trail, President Obama vowed that lobbyists would have no place in his administration, but his health care agency last month gave a half-million-dollar grant to a registered lobbying firm to help enroll people for Obamacare as Affordable Care Act "navigators." W.H. to reverse part of lobbyist ban http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/lobbyist-ban-reversal-white-house-109951.html#.U-o9ap01lZY.twitter "The White House is poised to reverse a key part of its ban on registered lobbyists serving in government." Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible changes http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-white-house-lawyer-defends-obama-limits-on-lobbying-hints-at-possible-changes/2014/03/23/c84e28da-aeb6-11e3-96dc-d6ea14c099f9_story.html "Before Bob Bauer started his lunchtime speech at a recent conference, his host wanted to make absolutely certain that the former White House counsel knew his audience." Watch More: What Powers Does President Obama Legally Have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=milg9b0rPLQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Should US Citizenship Be Guaranteed At Birth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qniAcNn8eQE&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTu
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New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

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  • Updated: 13 Nov 2014
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Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!
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"Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

"Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

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  • Updated: 11 Nov 2016
  • views: 17224
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-The American people elected Donald Trump because he was an outsider and not paid off by special interests, yet a team of corporate lobbyists will select his cabinet https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ --On the Bonus Show: Anti-Trump protests rage, Obama might push TPP before leaving office, methods for post-election self-care and much more... Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Support Our Sponsors: http://www.influencerbridge.com/davidpakman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Timely news is important! We upload new clips every day, 6-8 stories! Make sure to subscribe! Broadcast on November 10, 2016
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Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

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  • Updated: 14 Nov 2016
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As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers... Read More At: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/13/politics/donald-trump-reince-priebus-white-house-chief-of-staff/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

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  • Updated: 21 May 2015
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This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they leave with ready-to-pass bills. Neither ALEC nor the Georgia legislature would show us where the money comes from, or who it goes to.
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Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

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  • Updated: 20 Sep 2012
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There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html
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Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

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  • Updated: 22 Apr 2017
  • views: 4499
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Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/corporate-lobbyists-funnel-cash-house-democrats-amid-push-pass-trumps-business Support The Show On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seculartalk Here's Our Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20 Follow Kyle on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like the show on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com
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Corruption in America is Legal? Lobbyists and Corrupt Politicians

Corruption in America is Legal? Lobbyists and Corrupt Politicians

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  • Updated: 24 Nov 2016
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Original Poster: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzgK52MmetD9aG8pDOID3g Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/de... 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/m... 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to... 4. Forbes Opinion, “The tax code is a hopeless complex, economy-suffocating mess,” 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrenz... 5. CNN, “Americans pay more for slower Internet,” 2014. http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/techn... 6. The Hill, “Sanders requests DOD meeting over wasteful spending,” 2015. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/234... 7. CBS News, “Wastebook 2014: Government’s questionable spending,” 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wastebook... 8. The Heritage Foundation, Budget Book, 2015. http://www.heritage.org/issues/budget... 9. The Atlantic, “American schools vs. the world: expensive, unequal, bad at math,” 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/... 10. CNN Opinion, “War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure,” 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion... 11. Feeding America, Child Hunger Fact Sheet, 2014. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-... 12. New York Times, “Banks’ lobbyists help in drafting financial bills,” 2014. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/2... 13. New York Times, “Wall Street seeks to tuck Dodd-Frank changes in budget bill,” 2014 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/0... 14. Sunlight Foundation, “Fixed Fortunes: Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions,” 2014. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/20... 15. Sunlight Foundation, Fixed Fortunes database, 2015. http://influenceexplorer.com/fixed-fo...
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How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

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  • Updated: 22 Mar 2014
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Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the US Constitution. Since the 1970s, lobbying activity has grown immensely in terms of the numbers of lobbyists and the size of lobbying budgets, and has become the focus of much criticism of American governance. Since lobbying rules require extensive disclosure, there is a wealth of data in the public sphere about which entities lobby, how, at whom, and for how much. The current pattern suggests much lobbying is done by corporations, although a wide variety of coalitions representing diverse groups is possible. Lobbying happens at every level of government, including federal, state, county, municipal, and even local governments. In Washington, DC, lobbying usually targets congresspersons, although there have been efforts to influence executive agency officials as well as US Supreme Court appointments. It has been the subject of academic inquiry in various fields, including economics, law, and public policy. While lobbyists number of 12,000 people in Washington, DC, those with real clout number in the dozens, and a small group of firms handles much of lobbying in terms of expenditures. As an activity, lobbying takes time to learn, requires skill and sensitivity, depends on deft persuasion, and has much in common with generally non-political activities such as management consulting and public relations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbyists Numerous reports chronicle the revolving door phenomenon.[42] A 2011 estimate suggested that nearly 5,400 former congressional staffers had become federal lobbyists over a ten-year period, and 400 lawmakers made a similar jump.[46] It is a "symbiotic relationship" in the sense that lobbying firms can exploit the "experience and connections gleaned from working inside the legislative process", and lawmakers find a "ready pool of experienced talent."[46] There is movement in the other direction as well: one report found that 605 former lobbyists had taken jobs working for lawmakers over a ten-year period.[46] A study by the London School of Economics found 1,113 lobbyists who had formerly worked in lawmakers' offices.[46] The lobbying option is a way for staffers and lawmakers to "cash in on their experience", according to one view.[28] Before the 1980s, staffers and aides worked many years for congresspersons, sometimes decades, and tended to stay in their jobs; now, with the lure of higher-paying lobbying jobs, many would quit their posts after a few years at most to "go downtown."[28] And it is not just staffers, but lawmakers as well, including high-profile ones such as congressperson Richard Gephardt. He represented a "working-class" district in Missouri for many years but after leaving Congress, he became a lobbyist.[80] In 2007, he began his own lobbying firm called "Gephardt Government Affairs Group" and in 2010 it was earning close to $7 million in revenues with clients including Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Visa Inc., Ameren Corporation, and Waste Management Inc..[80] Senators Robert Bennett and Byron Dorgan became lobbyists too.[81] Mississippi governor Haley Barbour became a lobbyist.[82] In 2010, former representative Billy Tauzin earned $11 million running the drug industry's lobbying organization. called the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.[80] Many former representatives earned over $1 million in one year, including James Greenwood and Daniel Glickman. When getting access is difficult, there are ways to wear down the walls surrounding a legislator. Jack Abramoff explained: Access is vital in lobbying. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case. Here we had a hostile senator, whose staff was hostile, and we had to get in. So that's the lobbyist safe-cracker method: throw fundraisers, raise money, and become a big donor. —Lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying_in_the_United_States
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How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

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Lobbying at the federal level is well understood and known, but lobbying at the state level is surging. Lobbyists tend to push forward corporate interests over citizens’ leading them to have an enormous influence on laws. You would be surprised at where certain companies are lobbying and how much influence they have. This and more on Redacted Tonight. Join the ‘Redactivist’ movement online... Subscribe to the Redacted Tonight YouTube channel for more comedy news with saber tooth tiger teeth: http://youtube.com/user/RedactedTonight Find Redacted Tonight on Facebook for source material about our stories and daily updates: http://facebook.com/RedactedTonight Follow us on Twitter for funny, informative info and to participate in our weekly ‘Redactivist’ hashtag: http://twitter.com/RedactedTonight Visit Lee Camp’s official site to listen to the ‘Moment of Clarity: The Backstage of Redacted Tonight’ podcast w/ Lee and John F.O’Donnell: http://leecamp.net
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Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

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Over 1,000 lobbyists come and go in the German Parliament. Many of them are corporate lobbyists who seek to directly influence policy decisions. How much lobbying is too much lobbying? For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/watchdog-criticizes-lax-anti-lobbying-rules-for-eu-politicians/a-37360781
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Corporate Lobbyists Dominate EU Innovation Conference

Corporate Lobbyists Dominate EU Innovation Conference

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Several dozen corporate lobbyists, including representatives of oil companies like Shell and chemicals makers like BASF, were invited to the European parliament on Tuesday as the parliament opened its doors for a conference on innovation. After the obvious failure of the Lisbon Process, which attempted to turn Europe into's the world's most competitive economy by 2010, the EU now is preparing for a major revision of its approach to innovation. A formal commission proposal is expected to appear during 2010. From the EU Parliament website: On 13th and 14th October, the European Parliament will have nothing but innovation on its mind. The conference "Knowledge 4 Innovation Summit" and exhibition will feature workshops and special events that involve students and innovation-mind organisations from all around Europe. Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) is a not-for-profit and independent platform enabling multiple stakeholders of the knowledge and innovation economy to meet and exchange their experiences with the common objective of improving Europes innovation performance. K4I works through the Lisbon Forum which was launched in the European Parliament in December 2008. The Lisbon Forum was designed specifically for policy makers and the business and science communities to effectively introduce their respective agendas and address the most pressing issues concerning Europe's knowledge base economy and society. http://www.knowledge4innovation.eu
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Dean Gus Speth on the Influence of lobbyists

Dean Gus Speth on the Influence of lobbyists

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Corporate executives are sometimes good people caught in a bad system. Question: What will reduce the influence of lobbyists? Gus Speth: Well I think, you know, the--- get this right. Last year, in Washington lobbyist spent $3 billion to get what they wanted out of the congress and out of the White House. We really have to focus on political reform. The reform of lobbying, the reform of our elections and--- but there's no way to do it I think unless we--- unless people are mobilized. I think we need a popular movement in the country to drive these changes. I think it involves effusion of those that are concerned about environment, those that are concerned about environment, those that are concerned about social justice, and those concerned about political form. And we need to bring these communities together and drive real change. We also need to-- you don't win without ideas. I think we learn that from what we-- you know, this conservative movement that eventually succeeded in part through the power of ideas. And I think we need ideas. And so I think we need to build a much bigger understanding and constituency for ideas that can change the fundamentals of the corporation. And there's a group working out of Boston called Corporation 20/20. And it's beginning that process of looking at this question of corporate design. It involves an examination of this shareholder primacy, and what could substitute for that. Another issue in the corporate area that's extremely important is this personhood of the corporation. In a remarkable feat, the Supreme Court of the United States in 1890s in the Santa Clara County case declared that corporations were people, and had all the protections of the Bill of Rights and the amendments to the constitution. And so, somehow these creatures that we charter, that we citizens create through government, the chartering of a corporation, somehow that morphed into a person. And today, you have-- they have, first amendments rights, so it's very difficult to regulate their advertising. It's very difficult to regulate their political behavior, and their spending in campaigns. We had a provision of McCain-Feingold struck down by the Supreme Court that was trying to regulate corporate political activity. So, this is a bit of nonsense that crept into our corporate law that needs to be looked at again. There are reviews that could be carried out of corporate charters. We could ask whether it should always be the case that the corporation have limited liability. Maybe there are times, particularly egregious behavior, when the owners of the corporation should be liable. That would certainly make people wake up, change their investment decisions, and pay a little more attention to what the corporations were actually doing. We need reform of corporate lobbying, and spending practices, at least we ought to get a lot more disclosure initially. So there's actually a long list of things that need to be developed, interesting ideas for thinking about the corporation of the future. And, you know, it may turn out that there a lot of corporate executives that aren't so hostile to these ideas. I suspect that they are-- often view themselves and quite properly as good people caught in a bad system.   Recorded on: 3/23/08
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Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

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Nick Abbot: Theresa May’s new Biz'nis tariffs for corporate lobbyists

Nick Abbot: Theresa May’s new Biz'nis tariffs for corporate lobbyists

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As Nick says in this opening segment of his fabulous show. It's cash for influence and dodgy dealings in the back rooms of Whitehall. For a mere three grand plus a Ministerial gimp of your choice thrown in, Mrs M will take you in hand with a view to firming up your endowment, enlarging your lump sum and guaranteeing a bulge in corporate profits for this fiscal year. Money talks folks, when you're being lobbied.. Nick Abbot: Friday & Saturday Nights 10pm
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